What is a Psycho-Educational Assessment?

A psycho-educational assessment is a comprehensive age-referenced evaluation of a child’s cognitive functioning, intellectual capacity and current level of academic knowledge. This assessment can specifically define both your child’s strengths and areas of weakness. The assessment may be used to diagnose giftedness, learning disability, dyslexia, dysgraphia or dyscalculia.


For many children, having a psycho-educational assessment is the first step toward not only securing a diagnosis, but also accessing any relevant supports.

A psycho-educational assessment is performed by a psychologist and takes approximately two, two hour sessions to complete. Following the assessment  you will be provided with a comprehensive report detailing your child’s abilities. 

When might you consider a Psycho-Educational Assessment?

The following signs might indicate that an assessment is warranted:

  • Disconnect between potential and performance

  • Procrastination and poor planning

  • Loss of interest in school

  • Avoids reading and writing

  • Makes consistent reading and writing errors

  • Difficultly grasping new concepts​

  • Frustration in the classroom

  • Struggles to stay focussed

  • Concerns regarding ADHD

  • Concerns regarding dyslexia

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